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Psalm 8 Historical Context

King James Version of the Bible
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Historical Context

Many of the Psalms of the Bible, including Psalm 8, are attributed to David, king of Judah and Israel, who ruled approximately three thousand years ago. David is revered as one of the greatest figures of the Old Testament and is often referred to in later books, which sometimes use the phrase "the House of David" to refer to the Jewish people as a whole and refer to the Messiah as the "Son of David." He was born to a poor rural family, but at an early age he became well-known for his courage and musical skills, and was asked to live in the household of the king of Israel, Saul I, and be his armor bearer. One of the best-known stories in Western history is young David's slaying of the giant Goliath, who was a member of the Philistine tribe that were the enemies of the Israelites. David...

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This section contains 912 words
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Psalm 8 from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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